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bloomer

noun bloom·er \ ˈblü-mər \

Definition of bloomer

1 : a plant that blooms
2 : a person who reaches full competence or maturity
  • he was a late bloomer as a writer
3
[blooming]
: a stupid blunder

First Known Use of bloomer

1727

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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bloomer

noun bloo·mer \ ˈblü-mər \

Definition of bloomer

1 : a costume for women consisting of a skirt over long loose trousers gathered closely about the ankles
2 bloomers plural
a : full loose trousers gathered at the knee formerly worn by women for athletics
b : underpants of similar design worn chiefly by girls and women

Origin and Etymology of bloomer

Amelia Bloomer


Bloomer

biographical name Bloom·er \ ˈblü-mər \

Definition of Bloomer

Amelia 1818–1894 née Jenks American reformer


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